Kevin Magnussen's 2022 Monaco GP hasn't been great. After not making the cut to Q3, he had to start from P13. The day after, his VF-22 looked much stronger than it had in Quali, but had to retire in the early stages of the Sunday due to an engine malfunctionment.
Asked to explain what actually went down during his race, Magnussen replied:"I just had a power unit issue of some sort, a loss of power."
Another tough weekend for the reliability of Ferrari engines, as in Spain as well it had been Guanyu Zhou and Charles Leclerc's turn to retire due to engine related issues.
The former McLaren went on to recall the circumstances of his retirement after some good laps under the pouring rain:
"It was going well until that, P11 and much faster than Bottas. I was really looking forward to that pit stop, I had actually just said to the team that I wanted to pit for slicks, a couple of guys behind had already pitted for a few minutes, so we were still on the full wet and wanted to go straight to the slicks."
In spite of a not great final result, the Dane, who has scored all Haas's 15 seasonal points so far, including a P5 in his first race back in the sport, was still positively impressed with the pace shown this weekend, and is hopeful for the next round in Azerbaijan.
"That was a big opportunity, so I'm very disappointed, of course, for myself and the team today because we lost a good opportunity to score points and come back from a disappointing day yesterday."
"The car was great today, we had really good pace this weekend in these wet conditions. Onto the next one."
It really hasn't been Haas's weekend, as only a few laps later his teammate Mick Schumacher crashed into the wall near the swimming pool complex.
Magnussen at the time didn't really know what had happened to him, but he was glad to see him doing relatively good for the circumstances of his crash:
"I haven't seen it, but I just saw, you know, I was walking past and I saw he was in the wall, but I don't know what happened. Thought I saw him climbing out of the car, which is good and shows he is okay."